Jack Anderson Taylor Sexton, 87, left his earthly home to reside in Heaven on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital, after a short but determined fight with Covid-19.
Private family services at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. The service will be live streamed on Saturday at 1:00 PM and may be viewed at: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/22100692. Burial with military rites at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Saturday from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields are required.
Jack Anderson Taylor Sexton was born April 25, 1933, in Sevierville County, TN, the son of Pleasent Witt Sexton and Pearl (Graves) Sexton. In 1951, he entered the United States Navy and served in the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1955. In 1956, he met and married the love of his life, JoAnn Lucille Nelson. They shared a wonderful life of 64 years together, raising their 5 children, with more love than anyone has ever known. Jack worked at LeFebure for 15 years, then decided his love was farming. He farmed for 22 years. After farming he and JoAnn ventured into Motel and Apartment Rental and Maintenance. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, listening to blue grass music and spending time with his many friends and beloved family. He also enjoyed playing guitar and singing Country Music for over 30 years in the Dave Dighton Band. Jack could be a feisty character but never knew a stranger and loved with all his heart! He was an amazing man that loved his wife, children, grand-children, great grandchildren and all his dear friends. He will be truly missed by all who knew him and he has taken a part of all of our hearts with him.
Jack is survived by his wife, JoAnn, two sons, Gary (Dinah), Mount Juliet TN, Dale (Mary), Cedar Rapids IA, three daughters, Dennice (Chad), Cedar Rapids IA, Diana, Cedar Rapids IA, Jennine, Fairborn, OH. 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren with another due in May 2021, 1 brother, Benjamin, and 2 sisters, Christy and Coralee.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, 1 sister in-law, mother and father in-law, and 3 brothers in-law.
“The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to all the health professionals at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital who cared for Jack in his last days. Especially Katy and Dylan who held his hands when his family couldn’t, and comforted him as he made his way to the pearly gates”.
A memorial fund has been established in Jack’s name.